As previously stated we tried reducing our rules for this
season however this hasn’t worked out well for our fish nor has it increased
the catch rate.
Sadly we now have at least one fish trailing tackle
around the lake, mouth damage has increased as well as body and fin damage.
So from this point onwards we find ourselves having to
resort to the majority of our original rules.
We did state that this may happen at any point during the
season when we made the decision to reduce the rules.
YOU MUST BRING SCALES CAPABLE OF WEIGHING FISH WELL IN EXCESS OF 70LBS
Anyone turning up without suitable scales will have to
hire ours for €25 on arrival.
CARP NEVER TO BE REMOVED FROM WATER
No braided mainline.
No leaders of any description.
No fixed leads, leads are to release on the take or once line is pulled
Hooks must be wide gape micro barbed no bigger than size 4.
All other patterns are banned including the Twister.
Hook link must be coated braid or fluorocarbon.
1 metre of rig tube must be used.
No flying back leads.
Fishing from designated swims only. No stalking or surface fishing.
Only our nets, mats and slings to be used.
No artificial bait.
No excessive drinking, use of illegal substances or behaviour that would
be considered anti-social.
We expect everyone to use common sense and don’t want to see tackle or
practices being used which have already been proven to cause damage to the fish
or be dangerous should you have a breakage. I will be checking everyone’s rigs
are safe before fishing.
When we see our fish looking like this it physically
makes us feel sick. There is no excuse for this type of damage.
This tear has
happened between captures so someone has hooked the fish and then managed to
rip the hook from its mouth missing the chance to land a 65 and ruining it at
the same time.
ANYONE SEEN STRIKING THEIR RODS OR BULLYING OUR FISH
WILL BE THROWN OFF IMMEDIATELY.
(More info here)
admittance to Echo pool before 13:00hrs on Saturday.
All swims must be
completely vacated by 10:00hrs Saturday morning.
Most of our customers are excellent, however there are always some with
a shear lack of respect who do things which ruin it for everyone else.
It’s very hard being a fishery owner and I truly understand how some
have got reputations for having a bad attitude, sometimes I really do lose
faith in the human race.
If you’re a disrespectful idiot please don’t book Echo pool. Tasha and I
are really nice people and will do everything we can to ensure you have a great
holiday, please don’t take advantage of us..........
Because we have a small lake lost tackle generally turns up the
following week and it’s very easy to identify. A couple of rigs which have been
found were disgusting, blatant death rigs. I know which anglers used them, they
are now banned for life and their details have been passed on to other